Algemeiner Hosts Jewish Influencers at Star-Studded Gala

The Algemeiner unveiled its 5th annual “J100” list of the top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life” on Thursday night, at a star-studded gala in New York City. Honorees...

Lesbian Comedian Did Not Want to Be Famous for Tussling With Rabbis

NEW YORK (JTA) — Leah Forster found herself thrust into the limelight this week, and she’s not so happy about it. Though the Jewish comedian has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram and plays...

Argentinian Jewry Protests Roger Waters’ Tour

Argentina’s Jews are protesting the Latin America tour of former Pink Floyd member and pro-BDS advocate Roger Waters. A day before his concert on Saturday, Waters participated in a pro-BDS...

Documentary on Dr. Ruth Delves Into Her Holocaust Past

BY CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — Judging by all the media attention, the world loves short Jewish women named Ruth. One of them, Ruth Westheimer — better known as the renowned sex...

Madonna Looking for Kosher Private Chef

(JTA) — Madonna is advertising for a private chef who has “confident knowledge of kosher cooking.” The pop singer is offering a yearly salary of nearly $142,000 for the personal...

Chief Rabbi Wants Jews to Extend Shabbat to Protest Eurovision Timing

(JTA) — Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, called on Jews to extend by 20 minutes the time they observe Shabbat this week to protest its violation during the...

CNN Fires Commentator Who Called for ‘Free Palestine From the River to the Sea’

(JTA) — CNN has fired Marc Lamont Hill, a political commentator and professor at Temple University, after he used a phrase associated with Palestinian extremists – “a free Palestine...

Series About Lead Up to 2014 Gaza War to Premiere in August

JERUSALEM (JTA) — “Our Boys,” a ten-part series about the events that led to the 2014 Gaza War, will be screened on HBO in August. The series was filmed in...

Coroner: Jewish Rapper Mac Miller Died of Toxic Overdose

(JTA) — Jewish rapper Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol, a coroner has ruled. The Los Angeles County coroner released the report on Monday,...

Tovah Feldshuh As Leona Helmsley, A First Look

By Cindy Grosz If you are like me, you grew up with Tovah, with pride, nachas!! Who else from Westchester, New York, and a graduate from Sarah Lawrence College, would...
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Lauder: Antisemitism Source of Shame After Auschwitz

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ OSWIECIM, Poland (JTA) — Holocaust survivors seeing their grandchildren facing the hatred that nearly killed them is a source of shame for the...

Controversy-Plagued ‘Jewish Nobel’ Cuts Ties With PM Office

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office will no longer be involved with awarding the annual Genesis Prize, self-styled the “Jewish Nobel,”...

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By Ken Stephens A groundbreaking study has shown that it is possible to rejuvenate damaged kidneys and improve their function, a procedure that could reverse...

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